Peter Gidal - Flare Out Aesthetics 1966-2016

    Peter Gidal - Flare Out Aesthetics 1966-2016


    Peter Gidal / Flare Out: Aesthetics 1966–2016
    Edited par Mark Webber et Peter Gidal
    The Visible Press, April 2016

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    Flare Out: Aesthetics 1966–2016 is a collection of essays by Peter Gidal that includes “Theory and Definition of Structural/Materialist Film” and other texts on metaphor, narrative, and against sexual representation. Also discussed in their specificity are works by Samuel Beckett, Thérèse Oulton, Gerhard Richter and Andy Warhol. Throughout, Gidal’s writing attempts a political aesthetics, polemical as well as theoretical. One of the foremost experimental film-makers in Britain since the late 1960s, Peter Gidal was a central figure at the London Film-Makers’ Co-operative, and taught advanced film theory at the Royal College of Art. His previous books include Andy Warhol: Films and Paintings (1971), Understanding Beckett (1986) and Materialist Film (1989).

    Mark Webber

    Peter Gidal

    Theory and Definition of Structural/Materialist Film (1975)
    Further Footnotes (1976) 
    Problems ‘relating to’ Warhol’s Still Life 1976 (1978) 
    The Anti-Narrative (1979) 
    Technology and Ideology in/through/and Avant-Garde Film: An Instance (1980) 
    Samuel Beckett’s Ghost Trio (1981) 
    Against Sexual Representation in Film (1984) 
    Fugitive Theses re The?re?se Oulton’s Paintings (1984) 
    Dialogue and Dialectic in Godot (1986) 
    The Anti-Zoom (A Little Polemic Against Metaphor) (1987) 
    In Representation or Out? Some Condensed Notes on Aesthetics 
       and Politics (1988) 
    Endless Finalities (Richter’s Abstract Paintings) (1993) 
    The Polemics of Paint (Richter in the Nineties) (1995) 
    NO EYE: Theoretical Reflections on the Eye, Metaphor and Film/Video (1995) 
    Once is Never: Warhol’s Saturday Disaster & Blow Job (2001) 
    Against Metaphor (1998, revised 2005/2015)

    Letter to Artforum (1971) 
    Letter to Screen (1976) 
    Letter to Afterimage (1976) 
    Eight Hours or Three Minutes (1971) 
    Notes on my Film Work (1975)

    16 pages of colour and black & white images
    including film stills, manuscripts, archive documents,
    and paintings by Thérèse Oulton, Gerhard Richter and Andy Warhol

    Peter Gidal Filmography

    Peter Gidal Bibliography

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    hardcover book, 20x13x2.5cm
    Peter Gidal, Mark Webber
    288 pages
    The Visible Press